located in the center of China, covering area of 7400
square km with a population of 5.6 million, is the capital
city of Henan Province. It is also the important industrial
city and the biggest railway transportation hinge of
Zhengzhou is in the transition terrain between Yellow
Sea and Huaihai plain area with a history of 3500 years.
It has a monsoon climate in the warm temperate zone,
with an average annual temperature of 14.3 degree centigrade
and an average annual rainfall of 640mm.
The city abounds
in mineral resources, including coal and cement rock. Major
industries are textile, machinery, tobacco, non-ferrous
metal metallurgy, chemical, building materials, food and coal.
Among them, textile industry and aluminum metallurgy industry
are the most important centers of China's industry. In agriculture,
there are wheat, corn, cotton and tobacco.
About 100 km from Zhengzhou, Mt. Song is one of the five famous
Mountains in ancient China. The world-renowned Shaolin Temple
is located in the Song Mountain. There are still many Buddhist
disciples living in this temple, which attracts visitors from
all over the world each year. The main tourist sites include
the Provincial Museum, the Ruins of Shang City, Yellow River
at Mt. Yueshan and Zhongyue Temple.
River Scenic Area
River Scenic Area is located in the eastern section
of Mt. Yueshan, 27 kilometers to the northwest of city
of Zhengzhou. The area is 4.5 kilometers long with its
eastern end at the Yellow River Bridge and western in
the ruins of the ancient battlefield of King Liubang
and King Xiangyu. The distance from north to south is
6 kilometers with the southern end at Kuhe River and
northern end in the south bank of Yellow River. This
area is 101 meters above the sea level while its peaks
such as Wulong Peak (Five Dragon Peak) are all 190 meters
above sea level. Yellow River Scenic Area covers an
area of 27 square kilometers with Mt. Yueshan and Mt.
Guangwushan at its center. In early 1970s, aiming to
solve the problem of water supply and irrigation, a
water project was launched by the government and was
completed two years later. After that, another seven
years was spent in building a scenic area to protect
and beautify the environment of the Yellow River.